2011 Christmas Spirit at Irvinton


As the temperatures plummeted to 25 degrees the brisk air and full moon provided a radiant glow upon the historical Irvinton Home in Richmond, KY on Saturday evening. The Spirit of Christmas came alive on the inside providing warmth, cheer, education and delicious refreshments to the visitors attending the open house.

Richmond Tourism and Battle of Richmond Association jointly coordinated this fundraiser for the Salvation Army, providing tours and stories from the 1800””s sharing their knowledge about the 1862 Battle of Richmond and the construction of the beautiful historic Irvinton home.

Several Battle of Richmond Association Board members, reenactors, and area students, along with Richmond Tourism Director Lori Tatum were on hand dressed elegantly in period clothing. Santa and Mrs. Claus made an appearance to listen to the Christmas wishes from the children that came by to tour the home. The tour was complete with a variety of desserts, including homemade brownies, cakes and cookies, served with coffee or hot apple cider. There is also a Silent Auction with numerous items to bid on, ranging from Civil War Books, Handmade Woven Baskets, Dolls, to a hand woven Caned Chair with proceeds to benefit BORA and the Salvation Army. The “2 Acres Shy” Herbal Products from Crab Orchard Ky are also participating in this event providing natural herbal products grown and produced on their farm.

The open house is held Saturday, December 10th from 7pm to 9pm and will be open on Sunday, December 11th from 1pm to 4pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Chrismas Spirit at Irvinton is located at 345 Lancaster Avenue in Richmond, KY. For directions or more information call Richmond Tourism at 859-626-8474.

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Story and Photos by:
Rhonda McIntyre

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